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Gilkey Covered Bridge to get overhaul this summer

The Linn County Road Department will oversee restoration of the Gilkey Covered Bridge this summer, according to County Engineer Chuck Knoll.

“This will be the fourth covered bridge restoration project Linn County has completed in the last five years,” he said. 56 more words

Dept. Of Transportation

Employment data shows continued recovery 

State data indicate the local economy continues to climb out of the recession.

The mid-Willamette Valley’s unemployment rates stayed low in January, and Linn and Benton counties also have added more than 1,400 workers over the past year, according to figures released by the Oregon Employment Department on Tuesday. 9 more words

Albany Democrat Herald

Lower Sahalie Falls, Oregon

There are some waterfalls that are overshadowed by larger counterparts. If you took what I’ve designated as Lower Sahalie Falls are transported it anywhere else, it would be a destination on its own. 318 more words

Waterfall

Virtual House graphic: Closer look at who gains with local raises

As we have shown, about 85,000 Iowa workers stand to gain from local minimum-wage increases in Linn, Johnson and Polk counties when they are fully phased in as scheduled in 2019. 197 more words

Organization

Public Health project takes aim at rising STD rates

A spike in the number of sexually transmitted diseases locally has spurred the Linn County Health Department to develop a fact sheet for distribution to local health care providers and emergency rooms. 39 more words

Oregon Health Authority

Today’s virtual House graphic: Who gains with local raises

About 29,000 Iowa workers have already seen pay raises because the supervisors in Johnson and Linn counties enacted a local minimum wage, held at a mere $7.25 statewide for over nine years. 622 more words

Iowa Policy Project

Former Cedar Rapids Teacher Sentenced for Sexual Exploitation

LINN COUNTY, Iowa  —  A former Cedar Rapids teacher convicted of having sex with a student will spend 90 days in jail.

A Linn County judge convicted Mary Beth Haglin of sexual exploitation by a school employee in December.  54 more words

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